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The systems integrator’s changing role in a microservices world

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By Paul Williams If there is one word that encapsulates what business wants from modern technology, it’s agility. And it is this thirst for agility that has heightened interest in microservices. Microservices, as a service-oriented software development technique, represent an interesting challenge for both system integrators and their clients alike, because they demand a move […]

Why predictable cyber security practices are less secure

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Have you ever tried to catch a fish with your bare hands? I have, and it is nearly impossible. By the time your hands enter the water, the fish has already moved away. What makes this near instantaneous reaction possible is the fish’s escape response.  When a fish detects a predator approaching, it does a […]

Why the pendulum is shifting from ‘solutions’ back to ‘capabilities’

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During my time in the IT industry, I’ve seen many changes in the way that services are discussed with customers.  If I were to identify a single overarching trend over the last 15 years, I would say that the transition from discussing “capabilities” to discussing “solutions” is the most significant.  But like all things in […]

4 companies with relentless customer focus

We just returned from the Leading Edge Forum (LEF) Spring Study Tour in Seattle and San Francisco, where we met with leading companies who are rapidly evolving their businesses to meet the latest customer demands. Directed by a clear purpose, these organisations are seemingly able to evolve their business models, change their operating models, and […]

Find real business insights with a data processing pipeline approach

I love beach vacations. It is a great time to relax, have fun and let time slow down. However, nothing spoils a beach vacation like losing car keys. It happened to me recently. Aside from the inconvenience and disruption, the one thing that struck me was the monumental task of searching for the keys in […]

The future of tech skills training: Like an open book test

Skills development and training is a huge part of driving an organisation forward into the future, and so it’s something that I spend a lot of time and energy on. I’ve seen a bunch of stuff over the past year that leads me to expect a revolution in training when it comes to mastery of […]

Filtering the signals from the noise to understand digital

“Digital” is generating a lot of distracting chatter that needs to be separated from the core concepts that make up digital. To filter the signals from the noise, let’s focus on the four stages of digital technology creation: design, develop, deliver and operate. Design Before making the first jump and heading into a long and […]

The secret to digital transformation? Start by looking in the mirror

Digital is not just a technical thing. In fact, I would argue that technology can sometimes distract from true digital transformation. So, what is digital?  It is the ability of a business to respond to or even predict change in a way that causes minimum disruption to the business, based on information from many sources […]

Enterprise mobility — the future of work has arrived

Note: This article originally appeared in CIO Advisor magazine. There’s no doubt that the technology landscape has shifted dramatically in favour of enterprise mobility over the last few years. Yet, many companies and their decision makers still appear loath to implement a strategy that supports mobility. In Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), we like to […]

Powerful management techniques many leaders still aren’t using

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.            — William Gibson This post is about a set of powerful management techniques that have each been around for over a decade, but that still haven’t yet diffused into everyday use, and that hence still appear novel to […]